Hawaii - Bonefishing With Coach Duff
Hawaii - Bonefishing With Coach Duff
Location: United States
This is not a “nursery” fishery or a “numbers” fishery. This is a true “trophy” fishery. It offers big winds, giant spooky bonefish and ever changing weather conditions. Captain Terry Duffield (Coach Duff) has been brutally honest about these challenges from day one and this honesty is something he takes both pride in and has built a world renowned guiding operation in. Make no bones about it, this fishery is not for everyone. The largest bonefish landed by a client is 14.8 pounds and 10 plus pound fish are hooked and lost or hooked and landed weekly. 8 and 9 pound fish are very common in the waters of Oahu. An “average” bonefish is about 6 pounds. There will be both wading opportunities on “tailers” that run up to 12 pounds (ever seen a bonefish “tail” in knee keep water?) and traditional flats fishing in custom flats boats. Start and finish times are tides dependent but remember the “Coach” is a steelhead bum from Washington by trade and has no “clock” in his skiff! If fish are available duet to tides, he will grind from dark to dark hunting your bonefish of a lifetime.
Coach has a background as a longtime combat tested Force Recon Marine, college football coach (2007 Sugar Bowl) and is the only FFF certified casting instructor in the Hawaiian Islands (testing with casting legend Tim Rajeff) so you are in the very best hands in the guiding world to deal with the wild waters, winds and giant bonefish of Oahu. This is his fishery, his backyard and he will take you out dry, and bring you back safe, tired, and hopefully with memories of the biggest bonefish you will ever see anywhere, in your lifetime! He does not just “guide” he teaches all day and no matter what your fish count is, you will become a better saltwater angler. Other species available are 9 species of trevally, but uncommon in large sizes. This is a monster bonefishery primarily and monsters they are!
When 4 anglers fish with Coach, legendary Keys Captain Chris Asaro joins the team to handle two of the anglers. Chris is a former IGFA World Guiding Champion and 21 year veteran of the big bones of Islamorada and northern Florida who now guides and hunts the monsters of Oahu with Coach Duff. You have 60 years of flyfishing experience with this “Dream Team” of professional guides and they work together like clockwork to make you trip a dream trip.
Paradise Bay Resort offers the most beautiful natural setting and the best kept secret hide away on Oahu. They are the only B&B, resort hotel on the tropical Windward of Oahu. Enjoy panoramic views of the Ko'olau and Kualoa Mountains, magnificent Kaneohe Bay, Chinaman’s Hat Island, the Pacific Ocean and the neighboring Kahouna Fish Sanctuary.
Experience the Windward side of Oahu and escape the hustle, bustle and crowds of Waikiki. The crystal clear, turquoise water of the Windward Beaches of Kualoa, Kailua and Lanikai are just minutes away. These are some of the most stunning beaches and regularly voted best beaches in the world. Paradise Bay Resort offers many fun and exciting marine activities right out your door step; kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, boat excursions and private boat packages. They also can arrange eco-tours, surfing packages, kite boarding packages, and diving packages.
Each suite offers a full kitchen or kitchenette, and most suites offer a spacious, private, covered lanai with ocean/bay and mountain views. As a guest you will enjoy many complimentary services including; daily breakfast, Wednesday Aloha night with Hawaiian cuisine, live Hawaiian music and Mai Tais, a Saturday Kaneohe Bay reef snorkel and sandbar cruise, WI-FI and parking.
Breakfast is available every morning at resort. A full continental breakfast with coffee, juice and tea is provided to anglers staying at the resort. Lunch is provided by Coach Duff with fresh fruit, a custom built grinder and all ice, water, and sports drinks. Beer is available on request and charged extra. The Coach has contracts with the two best restaurants in the area Kalapowai Market and Zias, both “institutions” in on the east side of Oahu for their great service and impeccable reputations. Each dinner includes an appetizer, a good bottle of wine and a main course selection of your choice. Kalapowai Market is Gourmet American cuisine with a Hawaiian accent while Zias is Italian food you will enjoy every evening you dine there. At the resort on Wednesday nights, the locals bring in their own special homemade dishes for a true “local style” buffet. The lodge also offers Friday night Mojito night!
The total price for one angler and one non-angler is for two. All other prices are per person. A trip of any length of stay can be arranged. Please call Yellow Dog for custom package pricing.
|Length of Stay||2 Per Boat
2 Per Room
|1 Per Boat
1 Per Room
|1 Angler w/
|4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days||$1,975||$3,175||$3,400|
|6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days||$3,160||$5,050||$5,400|
Daily Guided Fishing Rate ---------------------------------------------------------------------- $600
(For 1 or 2 anglers)